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Michael J. Dell

Michael J. Dell

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Michael J. Dell is a leading trial and appellate lawyer who has been successfully resolving business disputes for his clients for more than 30 years. Mr. Dell represents corporations, accounting and financial services firms, and individuals in civil litigation in state and federal courts, in internal investigations, and in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings before government and regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. His work on behalf of his clients involves a broad range of business matters including securities, accountants’ and auditors’ liability, commercial, real estate and insurance, patents and intellectual property, false claims act, ERISA, fiduciary and employment, antitrust, and trusts and estates lawsuits. A skilled advocate, Mr. Dell has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations and mediations before FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), the American Arbitration Association, the International Center for Dispute Resolution, JAMS, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and other ADR forums. Although he most often represents defendants, Mr. Dell has secured many judgments and settlements on behalf of plaintiffs.

Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and Legal 500 US have repeatedly recognized Mr. Dell as a leading litigator. Chambers USA lauded Mr. Dell for his broad litigation practice including his work in securities disputes, noting he draws praise for his experience in accountant liability matters and that observers describe him as “tremendously smart” (Chambers USA 2016) and “very efficient,” and comment that he has “an excellent grasp of the issues and the facts” and “brings a lot of value” (Chambers USA 2015). Benchmark Litigation (2015) reports that “at the trial and appellate level [he] earns resounding praise, with one peer stating, ‘Michael is a consummate pro, just into his work, not out there throwing bombs, just quietly doing a great job protecting his clients.’” Legal 500 lists Mr. Dell as a leading lawyer in Securities Litigation and General Commercial Disputes, explaining “Trial lawyer Michael Dell does ‘consistently high quality work and does a really good job developing consensus in a case,’” “is noted for his ability to ‘anticipate how the other side will react’” (Legal 500 US 2016), is “client-oriented and highly experienced” (Legal 500 US 2012) and is “very knowledgeable, thorough, experienced and approachable” and an “‘extremely effective litigator,’ who is praised for his ‘excellent judgment’ and ‘combining excellent legal advice with a great deal of industry knowledge’” (Legal 500 US 2011).
Benchmark Appellate named him a “Second Circuit Litigation Star” in 2013. Mr. Dell is listed in Best Lawyers in America as one of the leading lawyers in the U.S. in Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement and Appellate Practice.
 
Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1978
B.A., with honors, Oxford University, Wadham College, 1975

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 1992 New York, 1979
Clerkships
U.S.D.C., Northern District of California

Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
 
Mr. Dell’s recent arbitrations include prevailing in a purchase price adjustment arbitration on behalf of a large consumer company concerning the methodology to be used, and the successful defense of a “Big Four” accounting firm in a two-week professional liability arbitration, a financial services firm in a two-week securities arbitration, another financial services firm in a 25-day international securities arbitration that was dismissed at the close of the claimants’ case, and a financial services firm in a 24-day securities arbitration.
 
Michael J. Dell is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethical Considerations in the Representation of Multiple Clients (April 21, 2017) - Ethics in Context: July 2017, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Issues in Banking and Financial Services – Part I, Friday, July 28, 2017
Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018 - Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, February 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethical Issues in Banking and Financial Services – Part I, Friday, July 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2017, Thursday, August 03, 2017, New York, NY
Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, March 02, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018 - Ethics for Commercial Litigators 2018, Friday, February 23, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Nashville, TN
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Cincinnati, OH
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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